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I have a work permit and non-b visa. I am in Bangkok now and I need to make a quick trip to visit my family in Spain from any time in June and back before the 10th July. I heard work permit holders are welcome to enter Thailand but you need a no covid certificate, right? Is it this hard to get? I do have work here in July so I can't get stuck in Spain or I will lose my job. Also, I was supposed to go there in April but Qatar airways cancelled all my flights. Thanks a lot.

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Moved top Visa forum.

 

To my understanding, with a WP you can return to Thailand BUT

 

(1) May be hard to find a flight - most incoming international flights are cancelled through June at least

(2) You will be put i  mandatory 14 days quarantine on return. So cannot go straight to work. Note this is state quarantine not self-isolation at home.

 

As for certificate I think only a "fit to fly" one but see what UbonJoe says.

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2 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Moved top Visa forum.

 

To my understanding, with a WP you can return to Thailand BUT

 

(1) May be hard to find a flight - most incoming international flights are cancelled through June at least

(2) You will be put i  mandatory 14 days quarantine on return. So cannot go straight to work. Note this is state quarantine not self-isolation at home.

 

As for certificate I think only a "fit to fly" one but see what UbonJoe says.

@It seems Qatar airways has flights in their website and the quarantine won't be a problem since I will be teaching online. Regarding the fit to fly certificate is it hard to obtain?

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do not go

you will not be able to get back

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12 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

AFAIK you are not allowed to enter Thailand under current incoming passenger flight ban (but that hopefully will end before you have to return).  Only pax currently allowed are returning Thai with Embassy documentation on special flights.  Scheduled flights come in empty of pax and take out paying customers.

Yup,

 

I've asked friends who work for KE at ICN and they said that it is true, they DO have and fly one flight to Bangkok.. but their one flight that operates TO Bangkok usually goes out empty on the passenger side but tends to carry a fairly heavy cargo load (all ULD) -- occasionally there will be some pax - but they are usually Thai nationals or a random Thai government official, sometimes Thai or Korean medical personnel... but that's about it.. Their one flight, KE 651, shows all "zeroed out" in the GDS', (ie Y0 B0 M0 S0 H0 E0 K0 L0 U0 Q0 N0 T0 G0 ) so its not even bookable on an outside platform as I see it.   So while there may be the ABILITY for those with WP's to return/enter Thailand, it seems there is no FLIGHT available to do so.

 

I also see a wholesale "zero-out" for most other Asia origins to BKK.. Such as TG643 (NRTBKK) among many others...  So, while they (the CAAT or larger Thai government),  may not have explicitly barred WP-holding non-nationals from reentering via one of past few orders, there appears to be no way for such a person to actually get to Thailand in order to avail of such reentry ability in the first place.

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Just seen on Thai Examiner.Memorandom from Thai Embassy in country you are travelling from stating you will pay expenses for quarantine, health cert issued in last 72 hours and $100,000 Covid insurance..

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8 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Just seen on Thai Examiner.Memorandom from Thai Embassy in country you are travelling from stating you will pay expenses for quarantine, health cert issued in last 72 hours and $100,000 Covid insurance..

That is the old rule before total ban of anyone other than Thai - it is not know if those rules will continue to apply after foreign travelers are allowed or be modified.  At this time we only see the hole at end of tunnel but can only guess what is on the other side.

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12 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

That is the old rule before total ban of anyone other than Thai - it is not know if those rules will continue to apply after foreign travelers are allowed or be modified.  At this time we only see the hole at end of tunnel but can only guess what is on the other side.

this was published yesterday

https://www.thaiexaminer.com/thai-news-foreigners/2020/05/25/new-normal-access-to-thailand-even-after-flights-resume-if-virus-persists/

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I think it's best to think of this after June 1 when you see what happens with reopening airports for international flights. It is possible they extend another month. It is also possible they start cherry picking which "safe" countries they allow incoming flights from, and Spain certainly won't be on the list if that happens.

 

Also note that teaching online from government provided quarantine might not be something you want to do. Ever saw photos of the tents in Sattahip?

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15 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

The immigration officer is confusing the rules. These were in place before the ban on incoming passengers other than repatriations. All he is doing is quoting those old requirements which are irrelevant now. If and when flights resume they may or may not be the same as those he quoted.

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Just stay here if you go, You will be writing back what can I do went to Spain and Thailand did not reopen for my return. Just get over visiting your family for a while

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13 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

Key words 

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He also predicted

What actually happens will be a government policy and that appears to be under continuous review.  At present even getting Thai back into the country has been a real issue.

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16 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Moved top Visa forum.

 

To my understanding, with a WP you can return to Thailand BUT

 

(1) May be hard to find a flight - most incoming international flights are cancelled through June at least

(2) You will be put i  mandatory 14 days quarantine on return. So cannot go straight to work. Note this is state quarantine not self-isolation at home.

 

As for certificate I think only a "fit to fly" one but see what UbonJoe says.

I think having a wp is gone in the last announcement about inbound flights. Maybe if the reason is really essential. 

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Here are the rules for coming back in You will have to quaratine at a govermnet choosen facility and at your cost So who only knows how much that will be

 https://www.thaiexaminer.com/thai-news-foreigners/2020/05/25/new-normal-access-to-thailand-even-after-flights-resume-if-virus-persists/?fbclid=IwAR21irQCvydLnDEZAcqnSrDzal7Dx1I0kPYiJRN1rGYNKpY19T0A7uCs3jU

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